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2016 Reserve Petite Sirah - Napa Valley bottle shot
Rutherford Ranch
Reserve

Petite Sirah

Napa Valley

2016

  • Appellation: Napa Valley
  • Aging: 18 months in French and American oak barrels
  • Alcohol: 14.5%
Olive Branch
Elegant notes of cranberry, strawberry, and blueberry with subtle hints of French vanilla and toasty oak. Abundant tannins fill the mouth to build structure. This rich and powerful wine has flavors of dark cherries and toasted oak.

Vineyard Notes

Winemakers across Napa Valley reported another stellar harvest for 2016. Bud break began early due to a warm spring, and the summer then brought moderate daytime temperatures with cool evenings. Harvest started early, in mid-August, and progressed at a steady pace. October ushered in a few rain showers that put a swift end to a successful harvest.

Food Pairing Notes

We recommend pairing our Petite Sirah with a blackened salmon, beef bourguignon or grilled pork tenderloin.

Production Notes

This Petite Sirah displays an exceptional and unique character. The layered complexity, along with vibrant aromas and flavors, make Petite Sirah a great asset in blending. For this wine, we wanted to showcase the varietal on its own. We bottle this wonderfully rich wine exclusively for our Wine Club members and winery guests.